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Mindfulness

A child’s world appears to be more complex and challenging than ever before. Research appears to indicate that stress and anxiety levels in children are increasing year on year. While the impact of electronic distractions, including social media, have been directly linked to an array of problems including poor relationship issues and low self-esteem. A child’s mind can be become a battleground overloaded with almost continuous stimulation leading to mental fatigue, a lack of sleep and di sleep and difficulty in paying attention. A child may be physically present but we wonder how often their minds actually are!

Mindfulness is increasingly being brought into schools as it teaches the skills involved in paying attention and being aware, thereby supporting the learning process through improvements in concentration, memory and mental clarity. Mindfulness is also strongly associated with the act of kindness to both oneself and others and as such can help the development and maintenance of better relationships. The mindfulness approach has also been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression and in building mental resilience.

It is a life skill.

Self Help Resources

Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.

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https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.investorsinpeople.com
https://www.livingwage.org.uk

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